SCR file format description
Many people share .scr files without attaching instructions on how to use it. Yet it isn’t evident for everyone which program a .scr file can be edited, converted or printed with. On this page, we try to provide assistance for handling .scr files.
2 filename extension(s) found in our database.
.scr - Microsoft Windows Screensaver
SCR file is a Microsoft Windows Screensaver.
- Application files
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- Microsoft Windows Screensaver related extensions:
.scr - Screen Capture Image
SCR file is a Word 5.x Screen Capture Image.
- Graphic files
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- Screen Capture Image related extensions:
Naturally, other applications may also use the .scr file extension. Even harmful programs can create .scr files. Be especially cautious with .scr files coming from an unknown source!
Can't open a .scr file?
When you double-click a file to open it, Windows examines the filename extension. If Windows recognizes the filename extension, it opens the file in the program that is associated with that filename extension. When Windows does not recognize a filename extension, you receive the following message:
Windows can't open this file:
To open this file, Windows needs to know what program you want to use to open it. Windows can go online to look it up automatically, or you can manually select one from a list of programs that are installed on your computer.
To avoid this error, you need to set the file association correctly.
- Open Control Panel > Control Panel Home > Default Programs > Set Associations.
- Select a file type in the list and click Change Program.
The .scr file extension is often given incorrectly!
According to the searches on our site, these misspellings were the most common in the past year:
sdr, ecr, zcr, ccr, wcr, svr, src, scf, scd, cr, xcr, sxr, ssr, sfr, sct
Is it possible that the filename extension is misspelled?
Similar file extensions in our database:
- Ecrypt Encrypted File
- SmartDraw Drawing
- ASTM Continuity of Care Record
- Mail.dat Special Fees File
- Scitex Continuous Tone
- Sun Raster Image
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